jason (1819) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 29, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Great aroma, smell of black plums, currants, eggplant. Keeps a big head till the end. Very sweet and full bodied. Smooth and complex. Great anytime. I really enjoyed this one. Cheers!
mtdshn (173) - Moline, Illinois, USA - AUG 28, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured a dark mohagany with a small tan head. Scents of dark chocolate, some kurant, a small amount of spice. This is fairly bitter but in my opinion fairly bland. A good beer regardless, but not the best from the brewery.
csbosox (1229) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - AUG 23, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
11.2oz bottle dated 13/08/07. Duvel tulip. Brown color with a finger high cream colored head. Aroma is nuts, brown sugar, dark fruits, and green apple. Initial taste is vanilla and dark fruits followed by a tart, somewhat bitter middle and and a tart, dark fruit finish. Nice mouthfeel. Pretty tasty, but nothing like the 12.
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 23, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sampled with Beerded_one. Pours deep copper\amber with a decent sized off white head. Aroma of citrus, belgian style spices, slight fruit, and yeast. The flavor is smooth, sweet, fruit, yeast, citrus, toasted malts. Good body, good brew, perhaps my favorite of this style.
PilsnerPeter (3037) - Flushing, New York, USA - AUG 23, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice brown with creamy off-white head. Aroma is mainly sweet fruits & yeast. The flavor is malty & fruity. Definitly has a touch of raisins, prunes, bananas and a little belgian yeast. Slighty toffeeish in the finish. It’s a bit thin, and, in my opinion doesn’t has enough bitterness. Good though.
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - AUG 16, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
08.16.08 33cl Bottle dated 08.08.08 This stuff is ruby brown with sturdy tan head. Aroma is warm and rich with vinous notes, touches of sherry, cider, old cherry kijafa, and a muddled fruitbread yeastiness. The beer is sweeter than expected, and thinner, but it’s a nicely done beer and it certainly seems to have some direction. The fruits are raisin with strong highlights of pear and the vinous qualities persist throughout. It’s a beer that grows on me as I plow through the glass. The ending is on the medium dry side, mildly carbonated-tingly, and with very mild lingering sweetness. It’s more refreshing and less satisfying than I expected.
DruncanVeasey (7999) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Muddy, maroonish tulip with a portish waft of booze. Raisins, soap and plums allude at a much stronger beer. Smooth fruit and teasing fumes. Sweet but not excessively sticky.
TheEnemy (564) - Chicago, USA - AUG 11, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep clear mahogany with a fluffy off-white head that settles down but never really goes away. Nice sheets of lace on the sides of the glass. Wonderful nutty yeast aroma with earthy leafy, slightly tobacco-like hops, rich bready malt and a touch of toasted grain. The rich malt hinted at in the aroma is surprisingly subdued in the flavor; instead it is in intriguing symphony of grassy hops, dry grain, and a bit of dried fruit (cherries/cranberries) with a medium hop bitterness lingering in the background. Medium-bodied with an average, fairly bubbly palate. Pretty nice stuff.
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 8, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 11, 2010 Thanks to Jason. The beer pours to a darker brown body with an off-white head. The aroma is strange syrupy dark fruits. The flavor is sweet yeasty maple syrup, bamboo shoots and water chestnuts. Perhaps I’m on crack... The palate is medium bodied, very easy drinking, fits the beer well. 7, 3, 7, 4, 14 = 3.5
Re-rate: 11.2 oz bottle. The beer is still the same color. Turbid looking. Long lasting white head. The aroma is heavy dark fruits, effervescent mineral water, deep bready malts, light cinnamon, pears. The flavor is sweet dark yeast, mineral water, ginger, yellow raisins, and maple syrup. The palate is medium bodied and nicely textured. This beer is really easy drinking.
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 8, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared by Jason. Hazy brown body, small white head. Dry chocolate, rasin, fig, and a suprisingly bright orange oil. Muddled, sweet flavor. Chocolate/munich base with dry wood and water chestnuts on top. The finish exhibits some spicy leaf hops. A good beer but no one part of the flavor (or combination thereof) really make it interesting.